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    Diego Mendoza 

Penny's classmate and crush.


  • Boy Next Door: He's close enough to Penny to qualify for this trope, yet since she's too shy to talk directly and has barely had any real conversation with him, he's also ungraspable.
  • Characters as Device: His main purpose in the episode "Escape From L.A." is to give Penny's characters some depth and making BoJack and Penny bond.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite being The Tease and The Casanova, he chooses to go to the prom with Lyla K., who's not overtly attractive. Definetely did not see that one coming.
  • Hot Guy, Ugly Wife: Hot Guy, Ugly Girlfriend. And even then, it's just by comparison. When it comes time for Diego to decide who to take to the prom dance, he decides to go with Lyla K. While she's not bad looking per se, her appearance is not otherworldly. For context, this after rejecting Penny, who's actually pretty, and showing some Casanova implications, which meant that he could choose whoever he wanted.
  • Hunk: On his way of becoming one when he grows up.
  • Kidanova: Implied. His note at the foot of his yearbook is "Biggest Flirt".
  • Oblivious to Love: He has no idea that Penny has a crush on him. Once she musters the courage to tell him however, he reveals to not be interested in her.
  • Official Couple: With Lyla K.
  • Mellow Fellow: He never shows himself to be standoffish, just calm and cool. Not even when Penny makes evidently clear she's stalking him.
  • Satellite Love Interest: He doesn't do a lot in the little screen time he has, other than being someone for Penny to pin after, and the catalyst for BoJack and Penny's disastrous prom night.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Gender Flipped. His date is Lyla K, a reptile that while good-looking, is not a stunner. However, they both seem to be very happy in the prom and are rather cute together, implying that they're more attracted personally than physically.
  • The Tease: If his footnote "Biggest Flirt" at the bottom of his picture in the school yearbook is true, he has probably lead on more girls than just Penny. His aloof demeanor just add more to the implication.

     The Carsons' Neighbors 

Charlotte's family's neighbors, who are uncomfortable with the new guest in the neighborhood.


  • Berserk Button: They don't like things ruining the neighborhood.
  • Cranky Neighbor: Not usually, but they can be if they are ignored on their requests, like removing something from a neighbor's garage. Then again, where would Bojack leave his boat after two months living there?
  • Gilligan Cut: While they don't like the new "acquisition" from the people next door, just a quick word with them will be enough to move it. Cut two months later, it hasn't been moved and they resent them for that.
  • Happily Married: Implied. It's never outright confirmed, but they live together and they speak as a team.
  • Meta Guys: They become quite uncomfortable with the fact that Bojack's boat is still in the Carsons' garage after two months and they start to sense something wrong about it. Although their reasons are far more petty.
  • Nosy Neighbor: Downplayed. They made a request to the Carsons to remove the boat and they say nothing when they don't, but still, there's something about the way they talk behind their backs..
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: Not keen on the idea of Bojack staying, but it's less because of the inherent wrongness of the situation, and more because his parking spot bothers them.

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Students

     In General 
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L-R: Upper row: Hamster Bingham, Penny Carson, Allison Flierl, Maddy Ginsberg. Middle Row: Rachel Kaplan, Diego Mendoza, Peter Pocket, Ali Sandler. Bottom Row: Connie Saps, Rhoda Selkirk, Ray Stingray, Willis Woodward.
  • Aerith and Bob: Names range from common ones like Penny, Alison or Rachel to rare ones like Rhoda to weird ones like Hamster.
  • All There in the Manual: An unusual In-Universe example, as their actual names (or complete ones) are revealed through the school's yearbook.
  • Cast of Snowflakes: Take a good look at each of them. There are 7 human students, all of which have different complexions, color of skinnote  and hair, as well as different heights. The other students are from different species, all which are never repeated not once.
  • Epigraph: During the "yearbook" scene, it's shown that each of them have a different footnote under their pictures involving something for which they stand out from the crowd. Some of them ever offer some characteristics and Alternate Character Interpretation which is only fueled by the fact that most of them are only mentioned in passing, if shown at all.

     Pete "Repeat" Pocket 
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Played by: Jermaine Fowler

One of Penny's friends, who accompanies Bojack, Penny and Maddie for prom night. Spoiler Information 


  • All There in the Manual: His surname, Pocket, is only revealed in his character sheet and in a Freeze-Frame Bonus when looking through the yearbook.
  • Alliterative Name: Pete Pocket, as shown in the yearbook. Maybe his nickname is meaningful, after all.
  • Beta Couple: He and Maddie are this to Bojack and Penny, since they're carpooling together to the school dance.
  • Broken Pedestal: After admiring Bojack because of his openness towards teenage drinking and disregard for rules, he's crushed and horrified when he tries to coerce him into dumping Maddie into a hospital entrance after she suffers alcohol intoxication.
  • Black Best Friend: To Penny and Maddie.
  • Corruption of a Minor: First, there's the drinking part where Penny, Maddy and Pete are involved. Then, after Maddie collapses, Pete is persuaded by Bojack to stay with her at the hospital while he returns home with Penny.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: He is famed In-Universe for saying everything two times. Surprisingly, he never uses this apparent ability onscreen.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Underage drinking is one thing. Leaving soemone who has probably poisoned herself with alcohol barely close to a hospital just because you're afraid of getting into trouble is something completely different.
  • Fat and Skinny: The Skinny to Maddy's Fat.
  • Forced Meme: He seems to be forcing his Verbal Tic, considering he has to do it consciously and doesn't actually remember to repeat himself.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: His real name is Pete Pocket, as shown in the annuary.
  • Informed Ability: He boasts about his tendency to repeat everything twice, yet he never once does it in prom night. He constantly lampshades it:
    Pete: Hey, BoJack, I'm Pete. But they call me Pete Repeat because I always say everything twice.
    Bojack: Everything?
    Pete: Yeah, it's kind of my thing.
    Bojack: Okay.
    Pete: Ah, damn. I forgot to say that twice, didn't I? Usually I do it.
  • Innocent Bystander: Just one of the many people that Bojack ends up hurting during "Escape From L.A."
  • Ironic Nickname: Despite his nickname being "Repeat", he never once reiterates anything he says during Prom Night.
  • In-Series Nickname: Pete "Repeat".
  • Moral Dilemma: While what happened to Maddy was an accident, he doesn't take well that he has to lie just to cover Bojack's back and responsability in the incident. He hesitates until Bojack convinces him.
  • Nice Guy: He's a perfectly friendly kid who has the severe misfortune of attending prom in the company of Bojack.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: He's the only source of light in the 2nd half of the episode, and even, it's subverted when he's the one freaking out about what happened to Maddy.
  • Verbal Tic: He repeats things. Supposedly.
  • Worst Aid: Forced to do this to Maddy by Bojack, much to his chagrin.

     Maddy Ginsberg 
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Played by: Ali Wong.

Penny's second friend, after Alison Flierl, who along with Penny, Bojack and Pete, carpools to the prom. Spoiler Information 


  • Achilles' Heel: Alcohol drinking, as it turns out. Without any supervision, Maddy easily sips and develops a penchant for the bottle within the space of less than an hour. Since the most she has taken is vodka/Red Bull, at best mild by comparison, she believes the fast rhythm will have the same effect, different alcoholic beverage notwithstanding. This results in an unexpected collapse during the date.
  • The Alcoholic: She quickly accepts the alcohol given by Bojack and drinks heavily. This backfires horribly later on.
  • Beta Couple: She and Pete are this to Bojack and Penny, since they're carpooling together to the school dance.
  • Big Fun: A bit overweight, and quite a party girl on her own.
  • Corruption of a Minor: For starters, there's the drinking part where Penny, Maddie and Pete are involved. Then, as she goes overboard with the drink, she ends up intoxicating herself and in need of medical attention.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Her: Her collapse comes out with little build-up.
  • Fat Best Friend: To Penny, just as Pete is the Black Best Friend.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Deconstructed. This is what happens when a no-holds-barred drinker with no limits and a irresponsible flaw enabler with no concept of responsibility meet and how bad things get when both of them enable each other in some capacity.
  • Innocent Bystander: Less so than Pete, since she also brought it on herself; but she's, like him, just one of the many people that Bojack ends up hurting during "Escape From L.A."
  • Left Hanging: Wheteher she managed to recover or died is left up in the air, since we don't see what happens afterwards.
  • Moral Dilemma: While what happened to Maddy was an accident, Pete doesn't take well that he is forced to lie just to cover Bojack's back and responsability in the incident, as well as stay to see if she'll be okay. Even worse, the first option was leaving her at the entrance.
  • Remember the New Guy?: She's Penny's new best friend. Apparently, Alison F. just wasn't up to the task anymore.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Her fate is the first of many disasters caused by Bojack in "Escape From L.A."
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: What happens to her afterwards is never revealed.
  • Worst Aid: Poor Maddy ends up getting intoxicated on the alcohol brought by Bojack and when deciding what to do, Bojack decides to leave Pete in the hospital to accompany her while he takes Penny home.
  • You Keep Using That Word: Quite fond of using "bourgeois" as an insult.

     Alison Flierl 
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Alison in the prom.
One of Penny's friends that gets mentioned by her and is seen in the yearbook.
  • The Ace: See Dork Knight.
  • Black Best Friend: To Penny, at least until they stop being friends.
  • Cool-Kid-and-Loser Friendship: Zigzagged. She's most definitely this with Penny Carson, the school's "best smiler". However, Allison, judging by comments, is more of a Cool Loser and Penny, while higher in the social hierarchy, is not that popular. After two months and being with the cool kids, Penny eventually denies being friends with her at all, putting the state of their current relationship in question.
  • Cool Loser: So far, besides the brief hints of her studying, there's really not that much of a difference between her and the in crowd.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: She has a dark skin tone and has blonde hair, as revealed by the yearbook.
  • Dork Knight: Implied. Besides the fact that her footnote mentions "Most Likely To Succeed", there's the fact that Penny dropped her as a friend after getting with the cool crowd and the way Maddy talks about her hints that she may be kind of a Nerd.
  • Hero of Another Story: While she's not friends with Penny anymore, if her achievements are anything to go by, she'll probably have a good future.
  • The Ghost: Never appears onscreen, save for a photo on the yearbook.
  • Ship Tease: Alison goes to the prom with Hamster.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: The rumor she tells Penny about Diego probably wanting to ask her out is one of the catalysts for the disastrous prom night of BoJack and Penny.
  • Tuckerization: Named after one of the staff writers in the series, Allison Flierl.
  • Un-person: After the Time Skip, Penny prefers not to talk about her and denies ever having been her friend. Ouch.
  • We Used to Be Friends: In-between the two months gap, Penny and Allison go from good friends to Penny preferring not to remember who is she.
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     Rachel Kaplan 

One of Penny's classmates, as shown in the yearbook.


  • Bald Women: A case in which her feathers are already colored, in which case it could be considered as hair. Otherwise, no actual mane of hair whatsoever.
  • Furry Female Mane: Averted. Like a lot of avians in the series, she's completely covered in feathers, none of which is explicitly piled up on her head.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: She has eyelashes. Otherwise, she seems more of a Tomboy.
  • Visual Pun: The footnote in her yearbook picture is "Most Likely To Eat Seeds". This said about a female bird.

     Lyla K. 

Another classmate of Penny, whom she feels often inferior due to her (debatable) beauty. She ends up going to the prom with Diego, causing Penny to go in a double date with Pete, Maddy and BoJack.


  • Hidden Depths: She was Diego's date for the prom. There must be a reason why that happened and since the point-of-view through which she's described is Penny, there may be some things left unsaid.
  • Hot Guy, Ugly Wife: Hot Guy, Ugly Girlfriend. And even then, it's just by comparison. When it comes time for Diego to decide who to take to the prom dance, he decides to go with Lyla K. While she's not bad looking per se, her appearance is not otherworldly. For context, this after rejecting Penny, who's actually good looking, and showing some Casanova implications, which meant that he could choose whoever he wanted.
  • Informed Attractiveness: Penny keeps rambling on about how pretty she is, despite BoJack pointing out how she's not prettier than she is. Then again, Penny might be having some image problems.
  • In-Series Nickname: Known as "Lyla K."
  • Nice Girl: Friendly, approachable and bubbly.
  • Official Couple: With Diego Mendoza.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Lyla must have seen something in ol' "Biggest Flirt" to agree to go to the prom with him, in spite of his reputation. Judging by Diego's reaction to her arrival, the feeling's mutual.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: While mentioned sporadically, she's the one who ends up going out with Penny's crush, Diego, triggering a series of horrific events during the prom.

     Ali Sandler 

One of Penny's classmates, as shown in the yearbook. The funny gal in the classroom.


  • Class Clown: Implied. While there's no visual signs to support this, this trait of hers is mentioned often and she's certainly the right kind of fish to be one.
  • Misplaced Wildlife: Justified. Despite being an anthropomorphic clownfish living on dry land without the need of water, this is shown to be commonplace in the Horsemanverse and so, it's more likely that sea people are more adept to living in the surface without the (constant) need of water.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her pink sweater in the yearbook picture.
  • The Prankster: Per classic modus operandi for the joker in the classroom.
  • Visual Pun: The footnote in her yearbook picture is "Class Clownfish". This said about an actual clownfish.
  • Wacky Guy: A female version, being a Class Clown and all.

     Hamster Bingham 
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Hamster in the prom.
One of Penny's classmates, as shown in the yearbook.

     Connie Saps 

One of Penny's classmates, as shown in the yearbook. Apparently likes to sleep it off in classes.


  • Animal Stereotypes: Sloths are usually thought to be highly slow and lazy. As such, it's no surprise that Connie prefers to doze off while in class.
  • Asleep in Class: Constantly, to the point where the Epigraph in her yearbook picture OUTRIGHT STATES IT.
  • Furry Reminder: Sleeps during classes, a reference to how sloths are seen through the public's eye.
  • Heavy Sleeper: Once she's asleep, there's no way to wake her up. Not that it would be a good idea to do so, considering the Real Life implications.
  • Lazy Bum: The footnote in her yearbook picture reads "Most Likely To Sleep Through Class". Make of that what you will.
  • Sleepyhead: She sleeps during class.

     Willis Woodward 

One of Penny's classmates, as shown in the yearbook. He's one of the guys who tells Penny (indirectly) about the possibility that Diego may ask her out for the prom.


  • Alliterative Name: Willis Woodward.
  • Gasshole: Implied. His nickname among the class is "The Bean" which can either come out of his color (which is kind of ridiculous considering how everyone has a darker shade of skin) or....
  • Gossip Evolution: It's possible that they might have misinterpreted what Diego said or that in between the trail that the message took, the original message was lost with details being filled by those who exchanged it.
  • Gossipy Hens: A rare male example. His and Ray-Ray's rumors about Diego being possibly interested in Penny is what leads Penny to start gathering the courage to ask him out and when that fails, to make the mistake of letting BoJack take her to the prom.
  • In-Series Nickname: The Bean.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: See Gossipy Hens.
  • Those Two Guys: With Ray-Ray.

     Ray Stingray 

One of Penny's classmates, as shown in the yearbook. He's one of the guys who tells Penny (indirectly) about the possibility that Diego may ask her out for the prom.


  • Gossip Evolution: It's possible that they might have misinterpreted what Diego said or that in between the trail that the message took, the original message was lost with details being filled by those who exchanged it.
  • Gossipy Hens: A rare male example. His and The Bean's rumors about Diego being possibly interested in Penny is what leads Penny to start gathering the courage to ask him out and when that fails, to make the mistake of letting BoJack take her to the prom.
  • In-Series Nickname: Ray-Ray.
  • Misplaced Wildlife: An actual stingray who's living in dry land with humans and anthropomorphic animals without ant sign of dehydration.
  • Punny Name: His nickname has to do with the fact that he's an stingray as well as the fact that's his actual name.
  • Repetitive Name: It can't get more repetitive than having your first name be the suffix to your last one and then having a nickname involving both that lampshades that fact.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: See Gossipy Hens.
  • Those Two Guys: With The Bean.

     Rhoda Selkirk 
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Rhoda in prom.
One of Penny's classmates, as shown in the yearbook. The teacher's favorite.

     Unnamed Possum 
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At the prom.
Rhoda's date for the prom.

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